Event invitation
Carl software
Wednesday 25 January 2017 “South-East Maintenace Hub” - Grenay (Lyon)

Innovation in railway maintenance

The CMMS  at the Service of Railway Rolling Stock Maintenance Expertise .

Discover RAMFER and CARL Source CMMS

RAMFER, a new private provider in the maintenance of railway rolling stock, relies on CARL Source Transport CMMS to structure its activity both in France and abroad (Belgium, Morocco, Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania).

RAMFER, which is ECM certified carries out 24-hour preventive ,corrective maintenance and repair work. From its 4 French sites, RAMFER deploys its mobile maintenance teams both for repair work and preventive and control operations. It operates major maintenance and refurbishment operations of locomotives, railway and rail / road equipment

With its industrial model structured by the CARL Source CMMS, RAMFER challenges the usual railway maintenance codes with particularly competitive commitments:

  • A commitment to results for the best possible cost: RAMFER is the only private service provider capable of carrying out refurbishment on several vehicles and on several sites simultaneously. For these operations RAMFER commits to competitive maintenance turnaround times which is two to six weeks less comparing to its competitors.
  • A transparent service commitment, in real time: Each RAMFER customers can access the CARL Source CMMS to monitor the work being carried out on their equipment in real time by their own teams and by the RAMFER teams.To have optimum traceability of the work carried out on their machines all technicians use the CARL Touch mobile tool to get their work order notifications, have the machine’s history and technical documents, make their reports by voice dictation, manage stock, inventories, replenishments, etc.
  • A capacity for innovation dedicated to energy performance and to the reduction of gas emissions: RAMFER has developed Stop & Start solutions on different locomotive models to reduce consumption, engine hours, and release of gas emissions (Co² et NOX). RAMFER has designed an adaptation to the electronic boxes so that they feedback information of several types (geolocation, main and secondary engine hours, working parts, etc.) to the CARL Source CMMS to trigger preventive maintenance operations.

Free registration




10:00: Welcome coffee


10:30 / 12:00 PM: RAMFER presentation of its maintenance model, and of its CARL Source CMMS tool


  • Presentation of RAMFER industrial model:
    Laurent LINXE, Rolling Stock Manager, will present the strategy of this new railway maintenance player and RAMFER industrial model based on the use of CARL Source Transport CMMS.
  • The expected benefits of CARL Source maintenance management software and mobility CARL Touch:
    From the request of maintenance elements to the optimization of preventive maintenance; Frédéric BOUTIER, Deputy Sales Manager of CARL Software will present the extent of the technical, financial, regulatory and organizational benefits provided by the CMMS as well as future simplification tools for maintainers ( Mobility, cartography, connected objects …)
  • The maintenance model designed by RAMFER using CARL Source Transport CMMS:
    You will discover the CARL Source Transport application operated by RAMFER, which allows the company to optimize the maintenance management of its equipment, budgets, expenses, regulatory deadlines, performance analyzes etc. and also indicators that are given to its clients.


12:00 / 1:30 PM: Lunch


1:30 / 4:00 PM: GRENAY Workshop visit and demonstration of CARL Source CMMS and CARL Touch Mobility


  • Maintenance engineering workshop: functional breakdown, creation of maintenance drawings, scheduling, operating procedures, supervision of traceability, monitoring of contractual commitments.
  • Infrastructure management workshop: with the feedback from Oc’Via Maintenance company which is responsible for the maintenance of the Nîmes/Montpellier high speed train bypass line.
  • Operational maintenance workshop: organization, triggering responses via GPS on CARL Touch, assignment of work on rolling equipment in CARL Source, distribution of work order templates and of operating procedures, preparation of parts, etc.
  • Refurbishment workshop: management of parts between sites, multi-maintenance task lists, running of subcontracting, management of operations on CARL Touch, etc.
  • Store workshop: demonstration of incoming and outgoing stock movements using CARL Touch
  • Inspection of maintenance equipment: one Colas Rail locomotive and one Alphatrains/CTSF locomotive, undergoing refurbishment, Colas Rail gauge adjusting machines undergoing axle replacement, one FRA tamping machine and one CR tamping machine undergoing technical checks and axle replacement


Event location: RAMFER “South-East Maintenance Hub”  800 chemin de la Revolay 38540 Grenay (Lyon ) – France

Access : 20 minutes by car from Lyon-Saint-Exupery Train Station (Gare de Lyon-Saint-Exupéry TGV )

Itinerary: A43 freeway, exit N ° 5 Heyrieux / L’Isle-d’Abeau – Chesnes / St Quentin-Fallavier

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM